Freak NE Storm Swell Inbound Across East Coast

2 Jun 2016 1

COASTALWATCH | Swell Breakdown

So you've heard the news? There are some mighty big waves headed to the east coast this weekend and early next week. (SEE WEEKEND SURF FORECAST) Ben Macartney has provided an in-depth breakdown of the charts; what to expect when and when will be the best time to get your guns out there. 

SEE ALSO: Western Australia's Big Start To Winter

THE BREAKDOWN

SUMMARY: heavy E to NE swell event impacts the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday and Monday.

SWELL ORIGIN: A complex surface trough deepening over the eastern interior forms a strengthening ENE fetch in conjunction with a high-pressure system over New Zealand.

PEAK SWELL: Potential for a phenomenal 10 to 15ft peak in NE storm-swell across Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong on Sunday.

BEST DAY TO SURF: Potential for huge, clean surf on Monday as still very large ENE swell combines with westerly winds across Newcastle, Sydney and the South Coast.

SURFABLE AREAS: Very Dangerous/ treacherous conditions for all coastal users statewide throughout Sunday as strong onshore ENE winds limit clean options to the most sheltered south facing beaches.

- Still dangerous/ challenging conditions for surfers throughout Monday and Tuesday

- Excellent surfing options likely across exposed beaches as the swell subsides from Wednesday to Friday


* Contribute your photos and videos as the swell unfolds email editor@coastalwatch.com

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